DNA for weight loss? What’s the deal?
There is a burgeoning trend of developing fitness strategies based on genetics.
Your DNA is tested for diet related traits like your body mass index (BMI), Sensitivities to certain foods like Lactose and gluten, Metabolism rates and how well the body reacts to nutrients you are consuming example iron, Vitamins, etc.
After you have discovered your DNA traits, the next steps is a tailored diet and fitness plans best suited for your body; this is inclusive of a meal planner.
Who offers this service? Lose it!
Lose it! It is an app based weight loss service that helps people track and monitor daily calories, exercise, and nutrition.
By providing the most comprehensive, personal, app-based weight loss program, Lose It! has helped more than 30 million members shed more than 50 million pounds.
But the company was looking to give people an even more personalized experience on their weight loss journey, that was how embodyDNA by lose it was born
To achieve this Lose it partnered with Helix, a genetic testing company.
How does it work?
To get started, users visit http://embodydna.com and order an embodyDNA kit & helix DNA sample box for a one-time cost of $189.99.
Helix (genetic testing company) sends you the DNA collection kit to collect a small saliva sample from you, which takes just a few minutes.
Download the Lose It! app and track your meals while your results are being sequenced.
In 6-8 weeks your results will be available in the Lose It! app. The results would point out if there is any food intolerance or any other traits that could generally affect your dietary and fitness routines.
EmbodyDNA also identifies patterns in users’ Lose It! history and provides feedback on their recorded behaviors, thereby empowering members to optimize their daily habits and reach their weight loss goals-
With embodyDNA insights and recommendations, you’ll be able to stay on the right track to reach your goals.
How can I get this service?
The Lose it app can be downloaded on Windows, android and Google play store. Regular version is free but for the premium app with extra features cost about 40dollars per year.
Are there other weight loss apps that offer the same service?
Yep; Weight loss in your genes is an emerging trend. Also see Genovive and DNA diet
So download the app, and start losing some pounds.
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